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Valmet m78/83s ?s

Post by Matrix23 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:57 am

Hello everyone I'm finally a member

I'd like to kick it off asking
Was the m78/83s made and imported in 7.62x39
I have a 78 in 7.62x39 but obviously not the same

I have loved that gun since I saw commando when I was 8


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Post by DunGoterDid » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:19 pm

Yes i belive it was made and imported to the USA. It is actually a M78/83 7.62x39mm in the movie if I am not mistaken.
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Post by nib » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:01 pm

I do not think they made a 78/83s in 762x39

I could be wrong.
I just need a 76 milled folder in 7.62 x 39. and I swear to GOD I will stop.

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Post by AGG » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:07 pm

Welcome to the site!!! :D
The M78 (stamped receiver) was imported in all three (3) calibers into the U.S. (ODIN International), which was then offered, configured and marked by ODIN as a sniper variation (M78/83S) in all three (3) calibers and two (2) scope variations. :wink:

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Post by DunGoterDid » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:22 pm

Good answer!
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Post by AGG » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:05 am

DGD,

Thanks--- even though the 5.56x45mm and 7.62x39mm were advertised, I have never seen any examples, but some may exist. :D

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Post by Tom Doniphon » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:24 pm

I have only seen .308 78/83's

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Post by Matrix23 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:57 pm

For what its worth. I did some research. Stembridge gun rental is the company that rented the guns for commando and predator which featured a gun matching a m78/83s but in 7.62x39. I have only seen .308 models for sale.However the vintage movie poster that shows Arnold with the rifle over his shoulder has a ak mag and it's marked m78/83s. I found this link on line. (page 40)
It still is unclear if they were sold for the civilian market but I have hope!!!
http://www.originalprop.com/public_html ... bridge.pdf

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Post by Matrix23 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:09 pm

Here is my copy and for now the closest to my dream gun I can get!

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